We have been in our home for ten years this coming autumn. In those years we have done a number of things that had to be done, and a few things that we chose to do. As we spend most of our time on our main floor in our kitchen, living room and dining room that is where we chose to do our biggest renovations. The other rooms- namely the bedrooms have received little attention to decor, paint or design. However, recently we moved boys around and it was the impetus to take time to work with the boys and decorate their rooms.
One thing you should know about me is that I don’t do “decorated”. I prefer to fill the room with things that the boys love- things that inspire them and ignite creativity and learning. I want them to walk into their room and feel like it is their space and they enjoy spending time there. With that in mind, we have begun the process of “doing the bedrooms”. Currently our home is in complete disarray. Read: total utter chaos. Rooms have been emptied to paint, furniture can be found in the workspace off the kitchen, in the living room and the hallway. Plastic covers pieces that can’t be moved and I have felt like it may never end. Until yesterday. Yesterday, I was able to put #4′s room- his first room on his own- back together again. I had such a good time hanging maps and shelves, making his bed and sticking the stars he had begged for on his ceiling. I waited anxiously for him to arrive after school and was thrilled to see him love it as much as I had hoped when he walked in. Room number one- SUCCESS.